Gingival fibromatosis, also often referred to as hereditary gingival fibromatosis (HGF), is essentially an overgrowth of your gums. It is often a slow-growing, non-malignant, and continuously growing overgrowth of the gingiva.
This condition is rare, but it can cause your smile to become unattractive and uncomfortable. If you want to learn more about how to repair your smile from this excessive gum display, please get in touch with our Beverly Hills periodontist today to get set up with a free consultation.
Symptoms of Gingival Fibromatosis
The sign that is the most obvious that you have HGF is an overgrowth of your gums. Your teeth may start to be covered by your gums growing. You may notice that your teeth seem looser and that you are having trouble chewing because of this gum growth.
Your gums may be red and inflamed. It may not hurt, but it can be very uncomfortable. Sometimes your HGF can lead to speech impediments due to the gum overgrowth causing problems with speaking.
You may have other oral health issues if you suffer from HGF. Having an overgrowth of your gums can make it hard to clean your teeth. That means that your teeth are more susceptible to plaque. When plaque is not removed from your teeth, you can end up with oral health issues such as tooth decay or gingivitis.
The cause of gum disease is often a lack of oral hygiene. It can be hard to achieve good oral hygiene if you are struggling with an overgrowth of gums. Not only will you want to take care of the aesthetic issue that HGF presents, but you are also going to have to deal with ridding yourself of gum disease.
Further, if the condition goes untreated, you can start to deal with issues such as malocclusion. You will want to get treatment right away if this is something you are worried about.
Treatments for Gingival Fibromatosis
When your gum overgrowth has gotten to a point where you are ready to tackle it with dental treatments, please give us a call right away. We offer laser treatments for overgrown gums that are ruining your smile as well as your oral health.
The laser treatment is a quick procedure that typically takes around an hour. It does not require any scalpels or additional procedures to get you the results that you need. You will be numbed as the excess tissue gets removed.
This can uncover your smile and give you relief from your symptoms.
Will I Require Sedation for Laser Gum Treatment?
If you are getting laser gum treatment to take care of your gingival fibromatosis, you may be wondering if sedation is required for your treatment. This treatment is quite common and can be used for more than just treating gum issues. It can be used to whiten teeth and for other oral surgeries.
You are not going to be put under general anesthesia if you are getting laser treatment to remove the excess gingival display. You will be given local anesthesia to numb the area.
If you are someone who gets extremely anxious to go to the dentist and receive treatment, you may be able to receive some level of conscious dental sedation. Most dentists will not offer general anesthesia for a procedure that is this quick and generally non-invasive.
If you have dental phobias, you may be offered oral medication to take to help you stay calm for the procedure. Dentists can have you take medication such as Ativan or Valium before you arrive for the procedure to help you deal with your dental phobia and anxieties.
We would be happy to talk to you about this when you meet with our dentist for your free consultation.
Call Our Beverly Hills Gummy Smile Dentist
If you are tired of suffering from gingival fibromatosis, please give us a call. We would be happy to set you up with a free consultation with our Beverly Hills dentist today.